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CYCLOPS: With tax increase idea, marketing is in play
by BRYAN GRAY
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
In a battle to sway public opinion, facts are often less important than marketing. Utahans will see this during the next 18 months, and my crystal ball cannot reveal which side will win.
CYCLOPS: Ballpark food ain’t what it used to be
by BRYAN GRAY
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Of all American sports, baseball has been the most traditional and generally resistant to change. Somehow this has been lost on the concession managers at big league ballparks.
CYCLOPS: The graduation speech I would give
by BRYAN GRAY
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
The past few weeks have been “ground zero” for graduation speeches. Too often, graduates are forced to sit under a hot sun and listen to platitudes. If I were asked to speak, I would offer the foll...
CYCLOPS: I’m embarrassed about Trump
by BRYAN GRAY
May 24, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
We have now surpassed the first 100 days of the Donald Trump presidency. Are you embarrassed yet? If not, you haven’t been paying attention.
CYCLOPS: Hatch won’t have an easy ride
by BRYAN GRAY
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past few weeks, Utahns are agonizing and pleading, “Please return. Don’t leave!”
CYCLOPS: We have a shortfall of kindness
by BRYAN GRAY
May 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
I’m happy that our drought is temporarily over; we have enough water to make our desert bloom. But there is something else that I fear is in short supply.
CYCLOPS: Credit cards are not the problem
by BRYAN GRAY
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
If you are a young adult (Millennial or even the new Generation Z), chances are you have heard much advice concerning your finances.
CYCLOPS: Misused words can cause pain
by BRYAN GRAY
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
When teaching high school English, I told students that even in an electronic digital age, proper grammar, wording, and punctuation remained relevant. As an example, I would show them a sentence in...
CYCLOPS: The farmer is right – cows and people don’t make good neighbors
by BRYAN GRAY
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
A bunch of “city slickers” yearn for a more placid lifestyle while breathing country air.
CYCLOPS: Let’s use some common sense
by BRYAN GRAY
Apr 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Thomas Jefferson wrote that laws and justice should be “construed by the ordinary rules of common sense.” This wasn’t reflected in last week’s headlines.
CYCLOPS: Booing homeless man appalling
by BRYAN GRAY
Apr 06, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Utahns got a good glimpse of evil last month. It didn’t come from an ‘R-rated’ movie, a physical assault, or a documentary on the Holocaust. Nope, it came from the mouths of supposedly moral and fi...
CYCLOPS: President Trump – do your job!
by BRYAN GRAY
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
Think of this…What if Pres. Franklin Roosevelt had taken office, shrugged his shoulders at the Depression, and announced to the American people, “Hey, it’s not my problem. Herbert Hoover did this, ...
CYCLOPS: Don’t fear soda pop tax in Utah, but….
by BRYAN GRAY
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
What started in New York City has spread to Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, and other major municipalities. We’re talking about a tax that Utahns don’t fear coming to our neighborhoods any ti...
CYCLOPS: Chaffetz shamed for his iPhone quip
by BRYAN GRAY
Mar 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
When he first ran for a Utah congressional seat, Jason Chaffetz was relatively unknown, associated more with the BYU football team than as a water-carrying Republican.
CYCLOPS: Legislators should butt out of Parenting
by BRYAN GRAY
Mar 09, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
My wife recalls a former Relief Society teacher answering a question about successfully raising a family. “As far as I’m concerned,” said the woman with a smile, “you have been a success if your ch...
CYCLOPS: What has changed in 34 years
by BRYAN GRAY
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
Entering the 34th year of writing this column, I was asked by a reader to name the major change. The answer is easy: the distrust of the media due to the Trump presidency and the rise of online “ne...
CYCLOPS: Lives expand when we take time to read
by BRYAN GRAY
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
Author George R.R. Martin, whose novels led to the popular “Game of Thrones” TV series, once said, “People who don’t read books live one life, but people who read books live 1,000 lives.”
CYCLOPS: Mistrust of government began with Vietnam War and continues today
by BRYAN GRAY
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
I work with several “millennials,” all relatively suspicious of “facts” from the government and question the benefits that the government provides.
CYCLOPS: Johnny Depp shows error in regulation
by BRYAN GRAY
Feb 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 213 213 recommendations | email to a friend
Wall Street and small business Main Street are praising Pres. Trump’s plans to reduce and scrutinize government regulations. Actor Johnny Depp’s finances are a perfect fit for the President’s actions.
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